Day in history for April 29, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The four newspapers of Davenport have joined The Argus in taking strong ground against the sale of the island of Rock Island and in favor of preserving it for a national armory.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- A Davenport woman proposes to prove, if her challenge is accepted, that she can wash 1,000 shirts in 250 hours.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Bitter words were exchanged and rival factions were on the point of trading blows at the Rock Island County Republican convention. Nominated for county offices are G.W. Gamble, J.K. Scott, L.V. Eckhart and M.A. Gould.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Quad-City men will confer with Washington officials tomorrow regarding more work for Rock Island Arsenal.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Rock Island firemen battled a sawdust fire more than two hours Wednesday afternoon at the Rock Island Millwork Company. Only negligible damages resulted from the smoldering fire in one of the three elevated sawdust hoppers which feeds sawdust fuel to the company's power plant. Spontaneous combustion is believed to have caused the fire.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Moline police have asked the public to watch for a dangerous chlorine gas cylinder, stolen from Sentry Pool and Chemical Supply, Inc., 1529 46th Ave., Moline. Police say the cylinder is silver with a red cap, 5 feet long and 18 inches in diameter. Printed on the side of the tank is Midwest Chlorine Co.
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